Ania Piwowarczyk is the founder and Artistic Director of a unique vocal-dance group- “Radość-Joy”. This group of young people (25 in the senior group, and 30 in the junior/intermediate group), have been enjoying an ever widening popularity. Their repertoire ranges from Polish folklore, to Canadian and American Patriotic Medleys, to International Dance , even to Polish pop. But what they are uniquely known for is their signature “Gypsy Caravan” number- an energetic dance accented by swirling, sparkling costumes. For the past 17 years, Ania has volunteered her time and energy with Radość-Joy, concentrating on the perpetuation and preservation of Polish culture and traditions. Her desire is that the young people, many of whom are 2nd and 3rd generation, do not forget their roots, or the sacrifices made by others such as the Polish Veterans.